Home Health Aide (HHA) Program

The Home Health Aide (HHA) Program at Bakersfield College is a 40-hour program consisting of 20 hours of theory and up to 27 clinical hours. It is designed to train Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in the basic concepts of home health care. This program will equip CNAs with knowledge and skills that will enable them to competently provide and meet the health needs of clients in their homes. The HHA program expands on the content taught in the Nurse Assistant Training Program. Students wishing to participate in this Program must have a current California Nurse Assistant Certificate.

BC Course: MEDS B68- Home Health Aide (1.5 units)

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible for enrollment fees, physical examinations, immunizations and/or vaccines, drug and alcohol screen and uniform attire. Review the Home Health Aide Estimated Costs below for cost of fees, examinations, textbooks and uniforms for the program. Financial Aid may be available.

Fee Cost
Tuition* $69.00
Student Health Fee $18.00
Student Center Fee $5.00
Student Representative Fee $2.00
Materials Fee (Health Stream) $20.00
Parking Permit $40.00
Books (Loaner Library Program) $40.00
Drug Screening $47.00
Background - ADB $30.00
Immunization Tracker- ADB $25.00
Physical (Covered by the BC Health & Wellness Center) $0.00
Immunizations (Depends on insurance and immunization status) $465.00
BLS Certification $50.00
Fingerprints - (BC Nursing Department covers fee) $50.00
Uniform (Scrub top, scrub pants, shoes)** $90.00
Application  Fee $35.00
Total Estimated Semester Cost: $986.00

*If needing renewal

**Previous Bakersfield College CNA students can use CNA uniform